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Newark Techies Meet Up

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Newark Techies Meet Up

Hey Newarkers, Well, just when I thought I knew about all of Newark’s wonderful, burgeoning communities I get surprised! Newark has a flourishing tech community. Now don’t blame me for not knowing about this prominent culture of Brick City techies, after all I am the woman who thought Mashable.com was going to be a site featuring […]

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#HugTheBlock

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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#HugTheBlock

Sunday, December 2nd marked the first exhibition of Hug The Block, a unity circle filled with Newark poets, singers, musicians, dancers, and painters all sharing love with each other. The unity circle began at the Boys & Girls Club on Avon Ave and circled around to Irvine Turner Blvd., Muhammad Ali Avenue and to Somerset Street. Hug the Block is the brainchild of Margie "Mia X" Johnson who has lived and worked in this neighborhood for over 20 years. Margie is an art coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club and therefore has made both art and the Club a part of the circle. Margie says, “Being an artist and community member I felt it was my duty to plant seeds of love, hope and creativity and also engage and connect with my neighbors…especially the children.”

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Mayor Cory Booker Vows To Live On A Food Stamp Budget

Friday, November 23, 2012

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Mayor Cory Booker Vows To Live On A Food Stamp Budget

Some say Mayor Cory Booker is thirsty for attention. Well, come December 4th he will be practically starving himself to bring attention to poverty. Whether you like him as a politician or not, we can all agree that he isn't afraid to get out of his comfort zone. How many mayors do you know who rescued a neighbor from a raging kitchen fire or invited Hurricane Sandy victims to his home for days on end? How many citizens, for that matter? Now Mayor Booker will live on a food stamp budget for a week, experiencing first-hand what many Newark residents live like who feed their families on the government assistance program.

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The Kitchen Takeover: Part 2 (Peach Cobbler)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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The Kitchen Takeover: Part 2 (Peach Cobbler)

But being a foodie isn't just about eating. It includes grocery shopping, cooking, and watching others cook - not just on TV. And forasmuch as there is a healthy appreciation for good food being enjoyed in the company of good people, there are also clearly defined lines not to be crossed. Mom...and only mom, made the Sunday brunch. My brother-in-law....and only my brother-in-law made the potato salad (score one for the gentlemen). My sister, and only my sister, made the lasagna. And my older sister, and you guessed it - ONLY MY OLDER SISTER - made the peach cobbler.

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Lessons Learned From Hurricane Sandy

Sunday, November 4, 2012

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Lessons Learned From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has definitely impacted us here in the Newark area. All across the city we felt the effects in one way or the other. Loss of power, heat, gas shortages, flooding, and spoiling food became far too common. Still, the question we can ask ourselves is, What lessons did we learn from this experience? How can I be better prepared if and when we experience something like this again? What can I do for the sake of my family so that we do not have to suffer the worst of it?

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Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

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Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival 2012

Over the past four days, Newark has been buzzing. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation was in town again at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for the 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival which turned downtown Newark into a poetry village. For four days (10/11 – 10/14) the festival showcased day-long programs featuring poets and writers from all over the world. Festival poets included the likes of Taalam Acey, Amiri Baraka, Ras Baraka, Eavan Boland, Nikki Finney, Lamar Hill, Philip Levine, Taylor Mali, Rachel McKibbens, Gregory Orr, Baraka Sele, Narubi Selah, Natasha Trethewey, C.K. Williams, and more.

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And The Winner Is…….

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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And The Winner Is…….

This week saw an outpouring of remarkable writing talent and creativity here at GlocallyNewark. We posted a Haiku Contest in step with the Dodge Poetry Fest happening at the New Jersery Performing Arts Center and we received an impressive amount of submissions from poets and writers with such an overwhelming range of concepts. The grand prize for the contest was slated as x2 tickets to today's DPF2012 program at NJPAC and the winner has been selected!

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Open Doors Gallery Crawl

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Open Doors Gallery Crawl

This past Friday night, Newark opened it’s doors…rather literally. The 2012 Open Doors Gallery Crawl was in full swing as people toured the downtown arts district exploring the works of our local artists.

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Ironbound Unbound #3 Open Doors 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

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Ironbound Unbound #3 Open Doors 2012

As most Newarkers know Penn Station encapsulates a part of our city that is filled with culture, music, food, heritage, art, and history. The Ironbound is home to what has always been a booming immigrant community. Dating back to the 1800s Germans, Italians, Portuguese, Brazilians, and Chinese have felt protected by the “Great Wall” Penn […]

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GLOCALLY NEWARK HAIKU CONTEST

Sunday, October 7, 2012

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GLOCALLY NEWARK HAIKU CONTEST

GlocallyNewark is excited to invite you to post a submission for a haiku contest! The winner of the contest will receive 2 passes for admission to the Dodge Poetry Festival, Saturday, October 13, 2012. Here’s how it goes…

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